Title: Fragile Pleasure Here on Earth I Find
Summary: Sometimes, Harry looks at Draco, and sometimes Harry knows Draco is looking at him, and there are even times when they see one another between the shadows, silhouetted in pain and shaking in despair. It is in these latter moments that Harry knows something is wrong inside him. It is in such moments Harry wants to reach for Draco, whether out of comfort or pity or some deeper connection. Knowing this, he hesitates.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): switching POVs, present-tense, angst
Epilogue compliant? Well…this is set before the Epilogue, so it could go either way. I'd like to say it is not, though.
Word Count: ~5,000 - with bonus art!
Author's Notes: dm_p, you asked for "something with layers", so I kind of ran with that. I imagined writing this like drawing memories from a Pensieve—some memories may not be complete, but they are as the person who experienced them remembers. Huge thanks to LS, BB, and AS, all of whom helped shape this into a much, much better piece of writing.
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